Confessions of a Legislative Staffer

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NCSL is nationally recognized as a formidable lobbying force in Washington, D.C. Year-in and year-out, the organization effectively works to enhance the role of states and state legislatures in the federal system. Join us for this webinar and hear from NCSL staff in D.C. Plus, get insider information on how NCSL works with congressional staffers and how to get your foot in the door in D.C.

Webinar: Confessions of a Legislative Staffer: Transitioning From State Legislatures to Congress

Across the country the role of legislative staff in state legislatures is just as varied and unique as the legislatures themselves. However, one similarity all legislative staffers share is that they work for the states, not Congress. Join us as we hear from two former state legislative staffers talk about their experience in transitioning from working for a state legislature to working as U.S. congressional staff and the uniqueness of each position. If you have aspirations of working in Congress or are interested in the differences between working on the state and federal branches, this webinar is for you. (webinar took place on June 6, 2014)

Notes from webinar


  • Tom Cheney, legislative assistant, office of U.S. Representative Peter Welch, Vermont
  • James Ward, committee director, NCSL